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HEATER WILL NOT LITE

I OPENED MY PROPANE VALVE SLOW, I HELDED MY PILOT SWITCH FOR OVER 30 SECONDS AND IT STILL WON'T LITE. MY
IGNIGHTER IS WORKING FINE CAN YOU HELP ME. I HAVE A RCL30

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  • avero Dec 14, 2008

    I have a similar issue but I get beyond that where it ignites on low, but always goes out after about a minute. Also, if I try to turn up to high, it goes out as well. help?! Thanks

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Change thermal couple

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  • pat devera Dec 16, 2008

    you might want to trouble shoot gas valve

















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